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VIDEO: 1,100 HP Audi RS3 Takes on the 1,400 Hoonicorn Mustang

If you know almost anything about cars, you know Ken Block’s Hoonicorn Mustang. The Hoonicorn started out life as a 1965 Mustang but shares only its roof panel with that original car. It has a monster Ford Racing V8 with two turbos and enough mods to make it almost unrecognizable as a Mustang. It also puts out 1,400 horsepower and is one of the most insane car builds of all time. So what happens when it takes on a heavily tuned Audi RS3 Sedan with 1,100 horsepower but also daily-driver ability?

 

This new video from Hoonigan shows off exactly what happens. Ken Block typically isn’t scared to drag race anything, as the Hoonicorn is almost unbeatable. Of course, he wasn’t scared to race the Audi but it definitely made him sweat during the best-out-of-three drag races.

 

During the first launch, the Hoonicorn jumped to an early lead and won by a car length. However, in the second race, the Hoonicorn still took an early lead but the Audi RS3 quickly overtook it and ended up winning but about a car length itself. So they lined up both cars for a third, tie-breaking run.

 

In that third run, the Hoonicorn Mustang won again, and by a pretty big margin. So that gave Block’s Mustang a total victory. However, they decided to run a fourth, bonus race and the Audi RS3 took another victory. So, in reality, the two cars are tied, two-to-two.

 

To be honest, we didn’t expect the Audi RS3 to win any of these races, as Ken Block’s cars are always virtually unstoppable and the Hoonicorn is sort of famous for being so. However, the Audi RS3 is a pretty monstrous little car, thanks to its incredibly tunable 2.5 liter turbocharged five-cylinder engine. It also goes to show how strong that little engine is, to be able to handle that sort of power. Check it out.

 

Nico DeMattia

I've been in love with cars since I was a kid, specifically German cars. Now I get to drive them talk about them on the internet.